Once upon a time there was a little blog, and this blog was very angry. It was so angry that it rapidly burnt out under its own rage. That site was my first foray into blogging five years ago and was known as “Angry Fairy Tales”.
It was an attempt to write my way out of some terrible times and consisted of me ranting about “Princesses” and the way they treat men. Now that I have my own “Commoner” (for Mrs G is not, and has never been a princess) I look back on those posts with some embarrassment and bemusement at how angry I was. Yet, I was glad I started.
It was the beginning of a healing process that led to me meeting my wife (whose first knowledge of me was from reading Geek Ergo Sum) and allowed me to develop this little hobby of mine from something purely therapeutic into one that I enjoy and let’s me utilise my creative side.
So, for the first time in five years, the first ever blog post I wrote.
Well I have a blog, and like countless other ‘bloggers’ think that people want to hear my ramblings as if I am some amazing svengali spouting words of wisdom and great meaning.
However, at the moment I have no followers so realise that these words are not improving the lives of countless millions but in fact are currently falling upon the digital waste that is ‘user-generated content’.
Even though it makes me sound like a dick, here is the mission statement for this blog:
I can be as angry as I like here.
I can twist any fairytale to my liking to make my point.
My point is just as valid as anyone else’s, but no one else’s point is as valid as mine.
Stupidity is not tolerated.
When I can I’ll also add links to other like minded rants or pages that kind of get what I’m thinking.
So if anyone ever turns up and reads this; welcome to Angry Fairy Tales.
Now though the story does have a happy ending, all the pent up anger and rage has dissipated and I’m increasingly content with my life. Does the sequel have the potential to be “darker” (as all Part 2’s seem to be), of course but it is now a story I am looking forward to anyway.